Bob Powell Anthology
- Publication date
- 2004-08-12 00:00:00
- Music, Acoustic, Alternative, Ballad, Blues, Country, Cult, Folk, Folklore, Humour, Indie, Jazz, Psychedelic, Punk, Rock, Rock & Roll, Soundtrack, Acoustic Country Blues, Minimalism, Movie Music, Acid Folk, Beyond Classification, United States of America, Album Release, Modern American Prose and Poetry, New American Poetry, 20th century poetry, lyric poetry, uneasy listening, Weirdomusic, Death Industrial, Hillbilly Gothic
Bob Powell Anthology is a collection of recordings by Bob Powell spanning over a 25 year period. Beginning in 1975 with "Mississippi Mud" and ending in 2001 with "A Day at the Races with I Claudius Rip Off Number One". Part 1 mastered by Tom Grimley 2001, Parts 2-5 mastered by Bob Powell in the years 1999-2002. There is no actual chronological order to the songs. They are merely arranged to paint a landscape of musical folklore.
"Bob is a wandering minstrel, and as our greedy time has harvested every attention, he's sneaking into neighboring backyards while we're sleeping, luring lucid dreamers to pasture. It may be years before he hops your fence, and longer still will his tales of irreversible loveliness shake your sealed windows and charm your fluffy warm blankets before you repent...but you must! This music will slip in and out of your indecision, ring true when the bells are tolling, and rest on your weary back as wings whilst you run with hastened resignation for the hills...and like a wandering minstrel, gone far too soon." Tom Grimley
"Bob Powell's Anthology may be one of the very best or very worst offerings in the Internet..." All About Jazz
"Bob’s music is weird and wonderful. Bite off a chunk at a time, though, as the sheer volume in the anthology can leave your head spinning." Unlikely Stories
"Bob Powell is one tripped-out guy. How do we know? All those echoes bouncing around and colliding in his songs, the non-sensical underwater lyrics, the feeling that his music sounds exactly like the moment when things start melting before your eyes when the trip really takes off. You could bury these tapes in a field and watch the mushrooms grow." - Kali H.
Email: Bob Website: bobpowell.org
Recorded on a Pioneer 1/4" 2-Track, Fostex X-15 4-Track, Tascam 246 Portastudio 4-Track, Sony TCS-580v, various portable cassette recorders, Tascam 58 1/2" 8-Track, Tascam 388 1/4" 8-Track, ADAT, Pro Tools, Cakewalk, Microsoft Sound Recorder, Acid Pro and Wave Lab. Digitized in Pro Tools, Wavelab and Sound Forge.
Bob Powell: Vocals, Acoustic & Electric Guitars, Steel String Guitar, Bass, Keyboards, Drum Machines, Samples, Wooden Boxes, Vocoder, Glass, Percussion & Noises.
Part One: Pretzel Head
Mastered by Tom Grimley 2001.
James Arlen Breeding: Second Vocal on tracks 10 & 12.
Bob Welch: Second Vocal on tracks 8 & 11.
Marcus Crane: Harmonica & Second Vocal on track 7.
Kathy Everson: Drums & Bass on track 13.
Dave Purdy: Chapman Stick & Percussion on track 13.
Lyrics to Dog written by Lawrence Ferlinghetti.
Lyrics to I'm Mad written by James Arlen Breeding.
Front cover photo of Julia by Tom Colgan.
Back cover photo taken in the photo booth at Al's Bar.
Part Two: Room 417
Mastered by Bob Powell 2002.
Kathy Everson: Guitars on track 10.
James Arlen Breeding: Second Voice on tracks 4, 7 & 11, Glass on track 4.
Dont Fear What You Cant See co-written with Kathy Everson.
Lyrics to Black Jack written by James Arlen Breeding.
Skunk inspired by & written for Suzi Gardner.
Front cover photo by Toni Wells. Sculpture of Bob's head by Lisa Hardin.
Part Three: Leftover Noodles
Mastered by Bob Powell 2002.
John Orloff: Lead Guitar on track 8.
Hey Boy written by Kathy Everson.
Pappys Happy co-written by Steve Scouten.
Billy (Cigarette Remix) by John Kleemola.
Front cover photo by Frederick Wallace Powell Jr.
Part Four: Pussywillow Patch
Mastered by Bob Powell 1999.
John Orloff: Lead Guitar & Background Vocals on tracks 4 & 5.
Korey Clarke: Drums on tracks 1, 2, 3 & 7.
Front cover photo by Tom Colgan.
Front cover design by Lucy Taylor.
Back cover photo by Tamara Friedman.
Part Five: Dreamscape of the Falcon
Soundtrack recorded by Bob Powell 1987.
Play written by Paul Peditto. Directed by Clive Greville.
Presented by Igloo the Theatrical Group and the Off-Off Loop Theatre Festival in Chicago 1987.
Hidden beneath the risers the soundtrack was played live by Bob Powell during performances.
Chicago Reader Review Off-Off Loop Theatre Festival
Chicago Tribune Review
Chicago Reader Review
Mastered, Re-Mastered 1987 and 2002 by Bob Powell.
Ann Boyle: Vocal on track 2.
Chris Peditto: Voice on tracks 5, 7, 10 & 19.
Maria Tirabassi: Voice on tracks 16 & 18.
Val Olney: voice on tracks 10 & 19.
News Flash from Chicago Tribune circa 1987.
Lyrics to Prisonier du Soliel and Dragon Fly written by Ann Boyle.
Lyrics to Heretic Song 3 written by Nostradamus.
- 2004-08-13 01:31:26
- Run time
- Analog Tape>WAV>Flac
- Taped by
- Bob Powell
Subject: A great wanderer
First, I have to thank you Bob for what you've done. Really impressive music, i had a great trip into your mind and when I came out of this hell, I feel great. My mp3 player as been violated by your music.
It really helps others free artists who made share-arts to feel something good is happening in the free art! This is real music for indepedant mind and open-wide people.
P.S. Excuse me for the bad english, i'm french hehe.
... I'll surely make a kid on «Axe murderer»! Weirdo!
(sorry for my bad english, but i'm french :-P )
PS: For those who don't like this music, "Dont fear what you can't see" (or understand, because you are too mind-oriented)
Subject: Hi-quality krap
Subject: Worthless Crap
Subject: It's all over the place, but beautiful
Unlike my fellow reviewer, this is why I treasure the Archive.
Subject: re: richard.ca critique
(These five stars are dedicated to richard.ca)
Subject: bob powell anthology
why do you let stuff like this go into your
50 years from now somebody will think we were nuts.
Star rating should be -10
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